Anatomical basis of chronic pelvic pain syndrome: The ischial spine and pudendal nerve entrapment

Stanley J. Antolak, David M. Hough, Wojciech Pawlina, Robert J. Spinner

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Abstract

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a conundrum that may be explained partly by pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE), which causes neuropathic pain. In men with PNE, aberrant development and subsequent malpositioning of the ischial spine appear to be associated with athletic activities during their youth. The changes occur during the period of development and ossification of the spinous process of the ischium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002

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